5.03.07: Several Rides Around Town

Weather: Humid, hazy, muggy with light afternoon drizzles, high 80s Ride: 12.5 mi (Three short rides) Today we paid a visit to Mrs. Black, a retired schoolteacher who taught in the Sumter County school system for forty years. She is a local town historian and wrote a book called Twelve Plus, which chronicles her father’s […]

5.2.07: An Adventure in Birmingham

Weather: Muggy, high 80s Ride: No ride Today we took a drive to Birmingham to visit the Civil Rights Institute, an amazing collection of information about the civil rights movement.The museum’s presentations are very dynamic and include sound, video, installation, text and photos. The museum is located in what is called the Civil Right’s District, […]

5.01.07: A Slow Day Full of Stories

Weather: Humid, muggy, low 90s Ride: 3.3 miles Check out our route… As the humidity increases, we are learning how to be slow. Today we drove to Meridian, MS for lunch with Johnny Davis and wife Sherry. Meridian is the closest big city to York. This is where many people go to work and shop […]

4.30.07: Ride to Livingston, AL

Weather: Hot, hot, hot! high 90s Ride: 26.0 miles Check out our route… Because it was promising to be an extremely hot day, we started off early in the morning. As we headed off to Livingston, we made a stop at the Sumter County Rehab Center to give them photos from our earlier visit. Even […]

4.29.07 Sunday in York

Weather: Clear skies, hot, upper 90s Ride: 3.1 miles Check out our route… Since it was Sunday morning, we decided to visit one of the many churches in York. A town of 3000 residents, York boasts over twenty different houses of worship! The First Baptist Church congregation warmly welcomed us. The two-hour service was full […]

4.28.07: Bike Shed Day

Weather: High clouds, High 80s, humid Ride: None Our major community service effort was hosting a bike repair day at the York Bike Shed, a public art project developed by Richard Saxton. Richard converted this shed, which used to be the town’s radio and tv repair shop, into a self-sustaining building. It is equipped with […]

4.27.07: Heading to Emelle, AL

Weather: Partly cloudy, high 70s Ride: 29.7 miles Check out our route here…(You’ll have to scroll around on the map to see the whole route since this is a long ride.) New Slogan (#4): Once & Future York We based our fourth slogan on the designs of one industrious sign-maker in town. On our way […]